Man arrested on suspicion of murder after body found in search for missing Sydney Sutherland in Arkansas

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in a search for the missing Sydney Sutherland in Arkansas.

The 25-year-old went missing while jogging near the Grubbs and Newport area of Jackson County, according to a missing persons report.


The young woman's body was found on Friday near where she lived, KAIT8 reported that her boyfriend's parents confirmed.

A man was taken into custody and is expected to be charged with homicide in her death, FOX16 reported.

The outlet reported that the man and Sutherland knew each other.


"We do have a suspect in custody at this time," Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas said during a news conference, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "However, I can't release his name until he's formally charged."

Lucas said that the suspect was a farmer from Jonesboro.

Sutherland was last seen jogging off Highway 18 on Wednesday, according to a missing persons report.

Police got a call that evening that Sutherland was missing, and investigators have been searching for her since.

Her belongings and vehicle were found at her house, KAIT reported.

Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas said Sutherland's phone was found around a quarter-mile from her house and Highway 67 on Thursday, according to KAIT.

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